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Disney Selects Boral’s Smog-Eating Tile and Innovative Building Products in the VISION House in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at Walt Disney World

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 /

ORLANDO, FL (April 25, 2012) -- Boral USA, a leading manufacturer and supplier of sustainable building products and construction materials, is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable building practices by participating in the Green Builder Media sponsored Disney’s VISION House in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot. The VISION House opened in honor of Earth Day and highlights major themes of sustainable innovation and feature a variety of eco-conscious Boral building materials, including BoralPure Smog Eating Roof Tile, Boral Bricks and Pavers, Boral Stone Products and Boral TruExterior Trim.

 

In addition to Boral and Green Builder Media, other sponsors for this exciting project include SIEMENS, GM, Ingersoll Rand, Armstrong, Hanwha Solar, Kohler, National Fire Protection Association, Panasonic, Pella, and Schott.

 

“Boral continually strives to innovate in the building products industry with better-performing sustainable products and materials,” said Boral USA President and CEO Mike Kane. “The VISION House in INNOVENTIONS provides an incredible opportunity for us to showcase these innovations to a worldwide audience.”

 

The VISION House in INNOVENTIONS is inspired by Green Builder Media’s VISION House demonstration home series which opened on Earth Day, April 22.  Guests visiting the house will experience the exhibit’s major themes of green building, including whole-home automation, energy generation and efficiency, water conservation, indoor environment quality and high-performance materials and durability.

 

“Our company is dedicated to reducing the building industry’s impacts on the natural environment and we are proud to be part of this innovative exhibit that so many families will see,” said Kane. “The VISION House features a wide array of our products including Boral Bricks and Pavers, BoralPure Smog Eating Roof Tile, Boral TruExterior Trim and Cultured Stone manufactured by Boral Stone Products.”

 

Each of the Boral products included in the VISION House is notable for being both eco-friendly and high-performance. These durable and environmentally friendly exterior systems include smog-eating tile roofs, cultured stone, bricks, permeable pavers, and trim. One of the notable green products featured in the Disney project include Boral Pure Smog Eating Roof Tile, a concrete roofing product that is the only one of its kind in the U.S. known to reduce the formation of harmful smog components.

 

Other intelligent products and advanced technologies at the VISION House include:

 

·         Electronic vehicle charging station by SIEMENS (NYSE: SI)

·         Chevy Volt electric vehicle by GM (NYSE: GM)

·         High efficiency heating and cooling systems and controls by Trane and innovative whole-home automation system and door hardware by Schlage, both brands of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR)

·         Ventilation solutions to improve indoor air quality by Panasonic (NYSE: PC)

·         Water-conserving fixtures, faucets, showerheads, and home standby generators by KOHLER

·         ENERGY STAR certified home appliances by Bosch

·         LED lighting solutions by SYLVANIA

 

About Boral USA

Headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, Boral USA is a leading manufacturer in the building material industry. Boral USA’s company includes Boral Bricks: #1 manufacturer of brick in the United States, Boral Roofing: the nation’s leading manufacturer of clay and concrete roof tiles, Boral Stone Products, manufacturer of Cultured Stone: #1 Brand of manufactured stone veneer, Boral Composites Inc., manufacturer of Boral TruExterior Trim: #1 Brand of poly-ash exterior trim products. Please visit www.Boralna.com.

 

About VISION House in INNOVENTIONS

Opening this spring, the VISION House in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot is a ground-breaking green show home exhibit presented by Green Builder Media in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering. This experiential exhibit in the heart of Epcot highlights the very best in green residential design and sustainable living. Visitors should leave with a greater understanding of green design, technology, and products as well as a host of sustainable living ideas that they can incorporate in their lives the minute they get home from vacation. To further educate guests, an interactive microsite about energy efficiency is available at www.VISIONHouseGreen.com

About INNOVENTIONS at Epcot

INNOVENTIONS is located in the heart of Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Creativity and imagination abound as guests celebrate inspiration and the innovations that improve their lives and expand their horizons. Hands-on, interactive exhibits allow children and adults to be immersed into ideas that inform, entertain and inspire. For more information about INNOVENTIONS, visit www.innoventions.disney.com

Contact:

Christine Rombouts

NewGround PR & Marketing

949.631.1557

crombouts@ca.rr.com

 

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